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Umami
Umami
Jufresa, Laia, 1983-2016
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Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbours in turn delve into their past. As the ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out and questions emerge. Who was my wife? Why did my mum leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown? Using five voices to tell the singular story of life in an inner city mews, Umami is a quietly devastating novel of missed encounters, missed opportunities, missed people, and those who are left behind.
Main title:
Umami / Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes.
Imprint:
London : Oneworld, 2016.
Collation:
273 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm.
Notes:
First published in Spanish as "Umami": Penguin Random House Editorial, 2015.
ISBN:
9781780748917
Dewey class:
863.7
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionJUFRAvailable
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